Carna 2.5 miles.
This delightful holiday cottage is located adjacent to the welcoming owner's own property and situated on an island connected to the mainland by a bridge, just 2.5 miles from the village of Carna in County Galway.
Homely and traditional in style but offering modern conveniences, the cottage is all on the ground floor level and makes a great base for exploring this beautiful seaside location.
The large, well-equipped kitchen opens onto a pretty dining area, ideal for meal times, so collect some eggs from the hens in the back gardens and enjoy the freshest breakfast you'll ever have!
Two bright double bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping accommodation while the third bedroom has a four foot double bed, which would suit an adult, or perhaps two small children.
Outside are shared lawned gardens, and a rear outdoor seating area, an ideal spot for relaxing on a summer's day.
Take a short walk past the frolicking Connemara ponies to the numerous nearby secluded sandy beaches and watch the rolling waves and the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean from the shoreline.
Alternatively, the village of Carna is just a short drive away and boasts a supermarket, pub and hotel, which offers delicious evening meals.
Ideally located for exploring the beautiful, unspoilt scenery of the Connemara region, or for a day trip to bustling, cultural Galway City, this cottage is a wonderful holiday base in the west of Ireland.
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x 4' double (suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen leading to dining area. Sitting room. External utility.
About the location
CARNA, COUNTY GALWAY
Clifden 23 miles; Galway 49 miles.
The small, quiet village of Carna in the heart of the Irish-speaking area of Connemara Gaeltacht, is set on the shores of Galway Bay, overlooking Galway Harbour, in the scenic region of Connemara. Carna is noted for its traditional Irish music and singing, and music sessions are held weekly in the local pubs and hotel. For walkers, runners, cyclists and hillwalkers, the area provides opportunities unrivalled for their tranquillity and scenery. The quiet roads leading to Mweenish Island and the local coves are ideal for family cycling. Lying off the coast of Carna is St. MacDara's Island, a site of pilgrimage and mass held on 16th July each year. The famous sailing crafts, the 'Galway Hookers' were made in Carna, as well as a small boat called the Currach, and the area is well known for the skilled boat-makers who crafted them. There are still some working examples of the 'Galway Hooker' moored at Mweenish Island and Cashel Bay and 'hooker' regattas are held throughout July and August. It is also possible to book a day trip on a local 'hooker'. There is great fishing in the area with many working piers providing an ideal place for lobster, crab and mackerel fishing, while Connemara National Park, home to the famous Connemara Pony and Kylemore Abbey are both within easy reach, providing great days out for all the family.